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The Professional (21-Oct-1981)

Original Title: Le professionnel

Director: Georges Lautner

Writers: Michel Audiard; Georges Lautner

From novel: Death of a Thin-Skinned Animal by Patrick Alexander

Keywords: Thriller, Espionage, Assassination

Trained French assassin Joss Baumant receives orders to kill Col. Njala, President-for-Life of the African country of Malagasi. Political winds abruptly change and Baumant is sold out to Njala; imprisoned for two years, he manages to escape and intends to complete his mission when Njala is in Paris during a state visit. French authorities find Baumant's plans most inconvenient. Well-crafted and influential espionage thriller.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jean-Paul Belmondo
9-Apr-1933   Itineraire d'un Enfant Gate
Robert Hossein
30-Dec-1927   Cemetery Without Crosses


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